Honda will showcase the production version of the N7X concept SUV tomorrow. The new SUV will pack seven seats, and if launched in India, it will rival the likes of the Safari, Alcazar and Hector Plus.
In the first half of 2021, Honda showcased a seven-seater SUV concept called N7X. And now, the manufacturer will showcase the production model of the concept tomorrow, i.e September 21. The new SUV is expected to be based on a heavily modified platform of the fifth-generation Honda City. Expect it to have a longer wheelbase and increased overall length than the sedan, to accommodate three rows of seating. So far, it is unclear if Honda will offer the N7X in a six-seat configuration, with captain seats in the second row.
The Honda N7X SUV will first go on sale in the ASEAN markets and then in the European nations. The production model of the N7X SUV will be an apt offering from Honda in the growing seven-seater SUV segment in India. The Honda N7X SUV will rival the Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and Tata Safari.
The engine options will be the same as the ones offered in the Honda City – a 1.5-litre petrol unit and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine are expected to power the production version of the N7X. The petrol variant will be offered with a manual and an optional automatic (CVT) gearbox, while the diesel version is likely to have only a manual.
The features and variants will be disclosed tomorrow. The new SUV will mostly go on sale in the international market by the end of this year. If Honda India brings the new seven-seater SUV to our shore, it won't be before mid-2022. Currently, Honda India has five cars in its portfolio. And given the discontinuation of the BR-V and Honda’s lack of presence in the seven-seat vehicle space, there is no doubt that the Honda N7X will be a good addition to the line-up.